5 Cosmetic Procedures to Consider in 2018

A brand-new year can be the perfect time to work toward self-improvement in all areas of your life. For many of us, this means taking a more active role in the way we look and feel. If you’d like to start off the new year by rejuvenating or improving your skin, you should know about these five non-surgical cosmetic treatments.

1. BOTOX® and Dysport®

Dynamic wrinkles are the ones that form due to repeated movements over time. Some of the most common types of dynamic wrinkles include lines between the eyebrows (often called “11” lines), frown lines, worry lines, chin wrinkles, “Marionette” lines at corners of the mouth, cheek lines and “crow’s feet” around the eyes. Injectables like BOTOX® and Dysport® are some of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world. These two products work in a similar way by using a neurotoxin to relax the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. This treats the existing wrinkles and may even prevent the formation of new ones as well.

2. Fraxel Re:Store®

If you are unhappy with your skin due to an uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, irregular pigmentation or acne scars, then laser resurfacing could be the right treatment for you. Fraxel Re:Store® is a popular laser resurfacing treatment designed to improve the tone and texture of the skin on the face, chin, neck and hands. During resurfacing treatment, the Fraxel laser stimulates the skin’s own natural cell turnover and collagen production processes. Fraxel works wonders to restore damaged and aged skin, helping to reveal a smoother and more youthful texture.

3. Dermal Fillers

As we age, we lose some facial volume, which can cause us to appear older than we’d like. Fillers are used to delicately plump and restore volume to certain areas of the face, bringing back a more youthful look. Depending on your unique circumstances, your dermatologist will likely recommend Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Radiesse®, Bellafill® or a combination of fillers.

4. Chemical Peels

People who have acne, sun damage or uneven texture or pigmentation may benefit from chemical peels. Chemical peels are a customized facial treatment that can deliver dramatic results without the use of needles or lasers. During a peel, specially selected ingredients are used to renew your skin by gently peeling away dead skin cells. Peels can leave your skin looking younger, smoother and more refreshed. Talk to your dermatologist about the types of chemical peels that are available and which one would best address your concerns.

5. CoolSculpting

You might have heard about CoolSculpting, the non-invasive procedure that “freezes the fat away.” It almost sounds too good to be true, but the hype around CoolSculpting is well-deserved. The procedure relies on the science of cryolipolysis, and it works by targeting unwanted fat cells using precisely controlled cold temperatures. This causes the fat cells to die and eventually exit the body entirely.

The best result from a cosmetic procedure is one that leaves you refreshed and looking great. An experienced cosmetic dermatologist can help you create a customized treatment plan that is tailored to address your specific concerns. Whether you have concerns about your skin or simply want to look and feel your best in 2018, contact Gwinnett Dermatology today to ask about our many options.

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